lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxurious

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations
2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling
3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce
4 : lecherous

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich
Recent Examples on the Web The Pearl is a first-class playground for people with plenty of disposable income, anchored by the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio and the luxurious Hotel Emma. Greg Jefferson, San Antonio Express-News, "Jefferson: Can the Pearl's runaway success be replicated at the old Lone Star Brewery site?," 30 Apr. 2021 The iconic piece is instantly recognizable due to its luxurious design, which features a scoop neckline, an embellished collar, and voluminous puff sleeves. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Diana's Iconic Wedding Dress Will Be Displayed at Kensington Palace This Summer," 27 Apr. 2021 Unlike the final 1794–95 design, which depicts Lady Liberty encircled by a ring of stars, this early specimen places the emphasis on Liberty and her luxurious locks. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "One of the First Dollar Coins Struck at the U.S. Mint Sells for $840,000," 27 Apr. 2021 Each brings luxurious leisurewear to a whole new level. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Plissé Please! Why the Cool, Crinkled Fabric Is More Appealing Than Ever," 26 Apr. 2021 Offering luxurious experiences at affordable prices doesn’t mean audiences will show up in droves every week. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "Your Moviegoing Experience Is About to Change," 24 Apr. 2021 The Real Housewives of Atlanta had its season finale this week with a Christmas party that featured two llamas, seven luxurious presents, and one most unwelcome wig. Mary Sollosi,, "The Week in 'Wives: RHOA Christmas, RHONJ mom time, and RHOD '80s glam," 24 Apr. 2021 This is the stuff post-pandemic dreams are made of: a luxurious spa treatment on Cape Cod, just steps away from the ocean., "Need some post-pandemic rejuvenation, stat? These spas have you covered," 22 Apr. 2021 Combined, this segment sold fewer models than Acura sold TLXs in 2020, so these wildly luxurious machines don't cater to the majority. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "Every 2021 Full-Size Luxury Car Ranked from Worst to Best," 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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The first known use of luxurious was in the 14th century

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“Luxurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing
: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things


lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home
2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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